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Summer Veggie Chicken Pita

High-protein. Loads of flavor. All in about 5 minutes. With this summer veggie chicken pita, you get all of that and more!

Summer Veggie Chicken Pita

Here's an uncontroversial statement: sandwiches are good. Everything's there: mouth-watering ingredients, crave-able bread, all your favorite condiments. There's probably a sandwich for every occasion.

Sometimes, in the quest for the perfect sandwich, we overlook what should be a strong contender: the open-faced sandwich. There are some reasonable explanations for this: we like bread, we like symmetry, we're used to a regular sandwich and we don't want to leave our comfort zone.

That's all fine and good, but by refusing to venture out into the broad realm of open-faced sandwiches, we miss some pretty cool stuff. One very cool thing you'd risk missing? This summer veggie chicken pita.

You might take issue with the fact that I'd choose to even relate this to a sandwich. After all, some people get a little too lax with that category. But this pita masterpiece doesn't need your restrictions. It doesn't even need a name (aside from this one that I came up with after some SEO research). It just needs you to make it and enjoy the luxurious flavor it provides.

Why make this veggie chicken pita?

Still not convinced? Here are a few great reasons you should think about making this summer veggie chicken pita:

  • It has chicken: chicken is a wonderful protein source that I often take for granted. It's nutritious, it's cheaper than some other options, and it's easy to batch-prep so you can have it on hand.
  • It has summer veggies: Zucchini and tomatoes are perfect complements to each other. They're like the yin and yang of your summer garden (not that these should be strictly limited to summer). Tie them together with some indulgent goat cheese and you'll see what I'm raving about.
  • It takes about 5 minutes to make: If you have your chicken cooked and zucchini lightly sautéed, you're only a few minutes away from enjoying one a delicious chicken pita.

If that's not enough to encourage you to give this a try, then I'm not sure what is, but I'm thankful you've stuck around so far! Since you're here, you might as well see how simple the ingredients are...

Summer Veggie Chicken Pita Ingredients

Here's what goes into crafting your very own delicious summer veggie chicken pita:

  • pita
  • zucchini (sautéed)
  • goat cheese
  • grape tomatoes
  • grilled chicken tenderloin (cooked and shredded)
  • basil

Can I make substitutions?

Of course you can. I'd encourage you to keep the general "category" of each ingredient, but you can always change things to your liking (or do whatever you want—it's up to you!). Here are some opportunities to modify your chicken pita:

  • Type of base: you can use all kinds of different pitas, or use something else entirely, like a flatbread or something from a rustic loaf.
  • Type of protein: omit the chicken to go meatless, or swap out with some turkey, pork, beef, etc.
  • Type of cheese: any spreadable cheese could work well, or go for something else savory like a yummy hummus.

If you end up finding a particular version that you like the best, make sure to share it with me below!

How to make a Summer Veggie Chicken Pita

  • Toast pita. If not already done, lightly sauté chopped zucchini in a bit of olive oil.
  • While pita is warm, spread goat cheese evenly to cover the surface.
  • Layer sautéed zucchini evenly.
  • Top with chicken.
  • Add layer of tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle fresh basil on top.

Is pita healthy?

It's a natural question. You're getting ready to enjoy a delicious chicken pita, and you want to know if it's a good idea to eat one.

As usual, the answer is a big ol' resounding "it depends." It's like asking "is bread healthy" or "is fruit healthy." It mostly depends on the quality of the ingredients and the amount of it you eat.

That said, pita can definitely be a part of a very nutritious meal plan. I find it easy to fit one of these chicken pitas in with my macro goals, and I always try to make room for delicious food when I can.

I'm not a nutrition expert, but I care about what goes into my body, and I've found that this works for me. Take it for what it's worth!

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This is a picture of the summer veggie chicken pita. There's a toasted pita with creamy goat cheese, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, and chicken.
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Summer Veggie Chicken Pita

High-protein. Loads of flavor. All in about 5 minutes. With this summer veggie chicken pita, you get all of that and more!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken pita, pita, veggie pita
Servings: 1
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Ingredients

  • 1 pita toasted
  • ½ cup zucchini sautéed (100 grams)
  • 1 oz goat cheese 28 grams
  • cup grape tomatoes sliced in half (50 grams)
  • grilled chicken tenderloin cooked and shredded (4 oz)
  • basil

Instructions

  • Toast pita. If not already done, lightly sauté chopped zucchini in a bit of olive oil.
  • While pita is warm, spread goat cheese evenly to cover the surface.
  • Layer sautéed zucchini evenly.
  • Top with chicken.
  • Add layer of tomatoes.
  • Sprinkle fresh basil on top.

Notes

I used one Joseph’s brand pita. You could also use naan or a flatbread.
Use flank steak instead of chicken.
Use roasted red pepper hummus instead of goat cheese. OR add it with goat cheese (so good).
To make GF: Use gluten-free pita, naan, or flatbread.
To make DF: Use hummus instead of goat cheese.
To meal prep: Prepare all of the cooked ingredients (zucchini & chicken) so that all ingredients are ready to quickly assemble in less than 5 minutes, when needed.
To enter in MyFitnessPal, search “Jordo’s World Garden Party Pita”

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 8g
Recipe Rating




Heather H

Sunday 25th of September 2022

Love this!!!! I swap out Laughing Cow Light Swiss for the goat cheese. Delicious! I love that your recipes are so flexible. They inspire other takes on the same theme. Loving all the pita things. WHY haven't I tried them before??? Great website Jordo! Keep up the good work!